Meet the Players – Part 6

by Bowls ACT on September 27, 2023

In the lead-up to The Nationals Bowls ACT will be taking a look at our representative players, with thanks to representative partners Westcoast Bowls – Use CODE BACT23

Team Moore – Womens Open

New combinations to bring further success to the ACT with this dangerous cross-border line-up.

Sue Lalor backs up from the Over 60s to play lead here. The Queanbeyan RSL member has been a steady achiever and will be accustomed to the Western Australian conditions, look to her to get this team off to the best possible start.

New member Elaine Tse has been rightly rewarded for her dedication to the sport. A tireless player and administrator the Weston Creek member has a quality up-front game which will be ably assisted by the experienced heads around her.

Tuggeranong Viking Jenny Clout will play third, you can read all about her imperious record in Part 1 of Meet the Players so instead we can reveal that her favourite player is Aaron Wilson and our star-struck representative was able to get a photo with him at the 2022 Aus Open!

Queanbeyan RSL Memorials Ruth Moore takes the reins as skip, the ACT Womens Over 60’s coach and current ACT Mixed Pairs & Fours Champion will be keen to further her already impressive representative credentials after a 25+ year representative career in the ACT.

Team Charker – Over 60’s Men

Plenty of titles have gone the way of these four gents, with four of the ACT’s power clubs combining to create a team which will be ready to roll.

Lead Rod Tonkin has hit a serious purple patch in recent years, claiming the 2022 ACT Champion of Champions Pairs and will be looking to go back-to-back after claiming the Belconnen title for a second year.

Tuggeranong Viking John Beaumont has a long career as a top-grade player as well as several ACT titles to go along with it. He will be a steadying influence for this team as they seek success at a national level.

Graham Read has moved into the back-end after playing second in 2022. Read has shown to be ultra-consistent in recent years at club & ACT Championship level with the Queanbeyan RSL Memorial representative forming a new back-end combination in 2023.

Skip Garry ‘Chucky’ Charker is the youngster in this squad, just missing out last year Charker has proven age is just a number, representing both the open and senior squad in 2023 after a year in which he has made the pointy end of just about every event. Expect to see him drive this team for success and play plenty of big shots along the way!

Read about the other teams in the past editions:

Part 1 – Sargeant & Clout

Part 2 – Morrison & Bacchetto

Part 3 – Ashlin & Penny

Part 4 – Bannerman & O’Shaughnessy

Part 5 – Smith & Young